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  1. talkingtree

    talkingtree Thread Starter

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    I realised the vista computer (remote) cannot find any partner computer although it is connected to the network. All my other xp computers can connect to each other except vista. How do I make it to connect so it belongs to the network? At the moment it is connected (internet working fine) but not sharing

    Inside "Network" there are no other computer folders thus cannot find printer when I entered the path from ur method

    I tried:

    "To manually add a wireless computer running Windows Vista
    Log on to the computer.

    Click the Start button , and then click Connect to.

    Choose the wireless network from the list that appears, and then click Connect.

    Type the network security key or passphrase if you are asked to do so, and then click OK.

    You will see a confirmation message when you are connected to the network.

    To confirm that you added the computer, do the following:

    Click to open Network.

    You should see icons for the computer you added and for the other computers and devices that are part of the network."

    I cant see other icons (where my xp computer can)
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    For the computer you're trying to connect to, and this Vista computer, please post this.


    Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

    In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands, one at a time, followed by the Enter key:

    Note that there is a space before the -n or the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the - or / in the following commands.

    NBTSTAT -n

    IPCONFIG /ALL

    Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
    Paste the results in a message here.

    If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
     
  3. Rich-M

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    Vista sets up as Workgroup for the Workgroup. Are the other pc's possibly Ms Home Workgroup? If yes you need to make them the same.
     
  4. talkingtree

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    Thanks for replying to my question

    here are the command lines

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
    Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    C:\Users\user>nbtstat -n
    Local Area Connection:
    Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []
    No names in cache
    Local Area Connection 2:
    Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []
    No names in cache
    Wireless Network Connection:
    Node IpAddress: [10.1.1.2] Scope Id: []
    NetBIOS Local Name Table
    Name Type Status
    ---------------------------------------------
    USER-PC <00> UNIQUE Registered
    WORKGROUP <00> GROUP Registered
    USER-PC <20> UNIQUE Registered
    WORKGROUP <1E> GROUP Registered
    WORKGROUP <1D> UNIQUE Registered
    ..__MSBROWSE__.<01> GROUP Registered
    C:\Users\user>ipconfig /all
    Windows IP Configuration
    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : user-PC
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:
    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Personal Area Network
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1B-FB-CC-70-94
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Con
    nection
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1B-77-EB-49-6F
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::64ea:43f:53eb:ec09%9(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.1.1.2(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.0.0.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 2008&#24180;10&#26376;6&#26085; &#19978;&#21320; 11:34:19
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 2008&#24180;10&#26376;6&#26085; &#19979;&#21320; 12:34:25
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.1.1.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.1.1.1
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 234888055
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.1.1.1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8101E Family PCI-E Fast Ethern
    et NIC (NDIS 6.0)
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1A-80-3F-96-D2
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Tunnel adapter &#21312;&#22495;&#36899;&#32218;*:
    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{03F47E19-5689-4F34-B2BC-7B3FE296F
    020}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{42CECF2A-216B-4E90-8992-03D12099A
    25E}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5efe:10.1.1.2%14(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.1.1.1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:
    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{C44711DA-E05C-446B-AF9D-B6CB0777C
    AD8}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:cf2e:308c:c94:1606:c30d:3ec6(Prefe
    rred)
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c94:1606:c30d:3ec6%13(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
    C:\Users\user>
     
  5. talkingtree

    talkingtree Thread Starter

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    nono there's other workgroups already, just that i cant seem to find them
     
  6. Rich-M

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    Right click "My Computer" in XP and choose "Properties" and you will see workgroups of each pc.
     
  7. talkingtree

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    i mean i'm trying to find the workgroup from my vista computer (but cant see)

    sorry for the poor expression in writing
     
  8. avisitor

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    Could you please post the nbtstat -n from both PCs or this will be tough to solve.
     
  9. talkingtree

    talkingtree Thread Starter

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    here it is

    Microsoft Windows XP [&#29256;&#26412; 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.



    C:\Documents and Settings\wendy>NBTSTAT -n

    &#21312;&#22495;&#36899;&#32218;:
    Node IpAddress: [10.1.1.6] Scope Id: []

    NetBIOS Local Name Table

    Name Type Status
    ---------------------------------------------
    WINNIE <00> UNIQUE Registered
    MSHOME <00> GROUP Registered
    WINNIE <20> UNIQUE Registered
    MSHOME <1E> GROUP Registered

    C:\Documents and Settings\wendy>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : winnie
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter &#21312;&#22495;&#36899;&#32218;:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethe
    rnet NIC
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-40-F4-48-B6-CF
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.1.1.6
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.0.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.1.1.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.1.1.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.1.1.1
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 2008&#24180;10&#26376;6&#26085; &#19979;&#21320; 12:24:10
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 2008&#24180;10&#26376;6&#26085; &#19979;&#21320; 01:24:10

    C:\Documents and Settings\wendy>
     
  10. Rich-M

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    Vista computer is Workgroup
     
  11. avisitor

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    Ok, so the workgroups are different. Pick one and use it on both PCs.
     
  12. talkingtree

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    ok, i followed these steps

    1. <LI class=step>[​IMG]Click to open System.
      <LI class=step>Under Computer Name, Domain, and Workgroup Settings, click Change settings. [​IMG] If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
      <LI class=step>Click the Computer Name tab, and then click Change.
    2. Under Member of, click Workgroup, and then do one of the following:
      • To join an existing workgroup, type the name of the workgroup that you want to join, and then click OK.
    after changed my vista workgroup "WORKGROUP" to xp workgroup "MSHOME"

    i now lost my wireless internet but still cant connect ><
     
  13. avisitor

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    Your workgroups need to be the same on both PCs if you would like to browse between them. Pick a name and use it on both PCs. (Preferably something other than MSHOME or WORKGROUP, but that's ok)
     
  14. talkingtree

    talkingtree Thread Starter

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    arrrr icic

    thnx it works now after i changed the group name

    thank you all ^^
     
  15. Rich-M

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    Great why not mark this thread solved which you can do in the first post.
     
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